Friday, October 28, 2016

A Basket of Pumpkins

Here's a CAS card for the Card Concept Challenge #60 (Chevron Pumpkin). I got the fall vibe and the pumpkin part. 

Stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copics. The pre-fab card is by Memory Box - quite a sunny yellow. I love their coloured cards because they are white on the inside - no need for a liner. Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mojo Monday 470

The Mojo Monday 470 sketch challenge is about to close and here I am screeching in at the last minute. Here's the sketch.

Here's my new baby card:

Both the pram (Pink Persimmon)  and the sassy sentiment (Waltzingmouse Stamps) are retired stamps. The vintage button strip is from Lost Coast Designs. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Starting Christmas Cards

I should have been making cards all year long to have ready for Christmas, but I didn't. So now it's time to get cracking. Thankfully I have a MISTI stamp positioner to make it go a little quicker. I chose the month of April in Sylvia's Christmas card challenge on her blog: green and foliage.

I made six of these cards this afternoon. I tried many different products to make the snow effect. The card above has Liquid Applique that I sprinkled with glitter and heated to puff up. Others got Enamel Accents, dries white glue with glitter, Stickles, etc. I snapped a photo while they were drying. Jury is still out on which is my fave.
I tried a few different inks for the woodgrain background. The front right card was made with a woodgrain embossing folder, the rest were scored and inked.

Stamps from Gina K Designs (Festive Foliage and Noel). I will enter this in the Christmas Card Challenges #45.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

More Carved Wood Panelling

Earlier today I posted a card with a new-to-me technique of creating carved wood panelling as a background. It was actually the second card I made. Here is the first. 

All the stamps are Gina K Designs stamps. The frame label is from a retired GKD set, but the roses and sentiment are from Old Country Roses, a current offering. If it looks familiar, it's because it was designed by Claire Brennan, formerly of Waltzingmouse Stamps, who is now designing for Gina K. Claire is designing new sets and also re-issuing some of her old WMS stamps under the new label. So if you missed out before, this is good news!

Kat at Kat Scrappiness says we can enter her contest more than once so I am throwing this one in the ring, too. 

Carved Wood and Espresso

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I was mostly battling a head cold but I did find some energy to try a new technique from Gina K at StampTV. She has a great video showing how to make a carved wood type of panelling for a background.

I made this card:
Stamps from Gina K Designs.

I am entering this card in the Kat's Scrappiness Blog contest that has no restrictions. There are prizes. Gina K is one of the lovely sponsors. You should enter, too!